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Millions of people in the world are half-fed

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reports that in 1931, about 193 million people in 53 countries were starving. In other words, billions of people were victims of food insecurity. The report blames conflicts, extreme weather conditions, and coronavirus epidemics. Together the three have been identified by the United Nations as toxic triple combinations. In the midst of the ongoing food crisis, the war in Ukraine, known as the ‘food warehouse’ of the world, has become a ‘blow to the head’. As a result, the world is facing new and bigger problems.

In a report released on Friday, the United Nations said the total number of people without adequate food per day had risen by 40 million last year. The World Food Program, a joint venture between the World Food Program and the European Union, said a number of countries, including Afghanistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, were facing prolonged conflict. In these countries, most people are half-eaten. The FAO’s Food Figure 2021 estimates that 560,000 people are in famine in Ethiopia, South Sudan, Madagascar and Yemen. Three crore 92 lakh people in 36 countries are facing famine. 13 crore people from 41 countries do not get proper food in three days. 23 crore 26 lakh people in 41 countries at the extreme moment of food crisis. The report predicts prolonged drought, The situation in Somalia was the worst in the world in 2021 due to rising food prices and continued violence. In the coming days, 6 million people in the country may face severe food crisis. The war in Ukraine will also exacerbate the food crisis in several countries. Especially in Lebanon. About 50 percent of the country’s food grains come from Ukraine. Several other countries, including Yemen, Syria, and Tunisia, rely on Ukraine for their food.

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Arif Hossain, chief economist of the WFP of Pakistani descent, said the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) had examined whether Ukraine’s war had so far created a crisis for about 48 million people due to rising food and fuel prices and inflation. In all, food insecurity has been created in front of 47 million people.

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